imamate

[ih-mah-meyt]
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noun

the office of an imam.
the region or territory governed by an imam.

Origin of imamate

First recorded in 1720–30; imam + -ate3
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imamate

noun Islam

the region or territory governed by an imam
the office, rank, or period of office of an imam
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